Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Pay Attention & Create...



PAY ATTENTION..is exactly what I've been telling myself for the past few weeks and it's definitely paying off. :)

As of recently, friends and colleagues have been asking me how I come up with ideas for my jewelry designs (as they usually see me sketching out ideas on my lunch break) and I tell them that I simply just pay attention to all things around me.  This may not seem like a big deal to some but to me it definitely is as I had the brain of a true New Yorker, keep it moving, get where you have to go, asap. Unfortunately, in the past having this type of attitude had caused me to miss out on so many things around me but now a days my mentality has changed for the better. 

Instead of being in a rush, I will go out and take a walk, a slow one, not a hurried one and I will pull creative ideas just by looking at someone's outfit, store window displays, street signs, etc. On the flip side, if I am indoors, I waste no time, instead, I flip through mags, websites, art, and pay attention to the words, pictures and anything and everything that sparks creativity. Now, of course I have to jot down these ideas asap via my trusty Samsung because my memory at times is a little special but in the end it's so worth it and it feels awesome to have an entire list of creative ideas to be used for future jewelry designs.  

There are so many things not only in the world but literally in front of you or right next to you that can inspire you, motivate you and help you to create, it's just up to you to actually pay attention.

With that said, how do you get your creative juices flowing? Make sure to leave your comments below and thank you so very much for reading.

xoxo
~Positively Jewls

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